Record of the Twelve, 14 February–28 August 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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No standing high council will ever be estab lished except in Zion or one of its stakes.
When the Twelve pass a decision, it is in the name  of the church, therefore, it is valid.
No of the church has authority  to go into any branch thereof and any  minister for the church unless it is by the voice  of that branch. No elder has authority to go into  any branch of the church and appoint meetings  or attempt to regulate the affairs of the church  without the advice and consent of the presideing  Elder of that branch.
If the first seventy are all employed and  there is a call for more labourers in the  vineyard it will be the the duty of the seven  presidents of the first seventy to call and ord ain other seventy and send them forth to  labour until, if need be, they set apart seven  times seventy, and even until there are one  hundred and forty & four Thousand thus set apart  to the ministry. The seventy are not to attend  the conferences of the Twelve, unless they are called  upon or requested so to do by the twelve.
The twelve and the seventy have particula[r]ly  to depend upon their ministry for their support and  that of their families, and they have a right by  virtue of their offices to call upon the churches  to assist them.
Resolved in this grand council; That we never  give up the struggle for until it is redeemed  altho’. we should die in the contest. The vote was  unanimous of all that were in the house.
} Clerk [p. 7]
No standing high council will ever be established except in Zion or one of its stakes.
When the Twelve pass a decision, it is in the name of the church, therefore, it is valid.
No of the church has authority to go into any branch thereof and any minister for the church unless it is by the voice of that branch. No elder has authority to go into any branch of the church and appoint meetings or attempt to regulate the affairs of the church without the advice and consent of the presideing Elder of that branch.
If the first seventy are all employed and there is a call for more labourers in the vineyard it will be the the duty of the seven presidents of the first seventy to call and ordain other seventy and send them forth to labour until, if need be, they set apart seven times seventy, and even until there are one hundred and forty & four Thousand thus set apart to the ministry. The seventy are not to attend the conferences of the Twelve, unless they are called upon or requested so to do by the twelve.
The twelve and the seventy have particularly to depend upon their ministry for their support and that of their families, and they have a right by virtue of their offices to call upon the churches to assist them.
Resolved in this grand council; That we never give up the struggle for until it is redeemed altho’. we should die in the contest. The vote was unanimous of all that were in the house.
} Clerk [p. 7]
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